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IRC – 2008 Notes and News on School Sanitation

This issue of Notes & News focuses on some of the activities and initiatives undertaken in the framework of the International Year of Sanitation related to WASH in Schools. Two non-traditional approaches are highlighted. The School Sanitation Fund by the Dutch NGO Simavi and the Global Awareness Raising campaign by the German Toilet Organization. Marni Summer and Jackie Kirk contributed an article on girl-centred, holistic thinking for school sanitation, one of the vital components for successful WASH in schools activities.

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Gates Foundation backs €9.86 million reality check for water and sanitation costs by IRC

What does it really cost to extend and sustain safe water and hygienic sanitation to poor communities in developing countries? The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is supporting the IRC’s project, WASHCost: Quantifying the cost of delivering safe water, sanitation and hygiene services, with a US$14.48 million (Euro 9.86 million) grant over five years to answer this question and to transform information, learning and performance in the sector.

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